On Thursday, you got your A-Level results. On Friday, the hangover and the reality of university hit. For most people, this means moving away from your home, your family and your friends. It’s exciting: you’re finally an adult and the joys of student life await you. Freshers! Studying! Living alone! Etcetera! And then the panic … More What You Don’t Need To Bring To University
A blog post about not knowing what to write for a blog post? How meta. I’ve gone quiet online over the past few weeks, not just with my blog, but social media and even just private messaging. I found it so exhausting to keep up with and I needed a bit of a break from … More Scared To Blog?
The Man Booker Longlist 2017 was announced on 26 July and book bloggers, vloggers and reviewers alike have raised the debate again of whether these awards really matter. Being the unique snowflake that I am, here is my tuppence-worth on the subject (I’m British, we say tuppence, not two cents). For those of you outside … More Prestige and Prejudice in Publishing Prizes: The Man Booker Longlist
Read a lot on feminism and death this month. Nothing quite like some light, easy ‘beach reads’, hey? Side note: I think I may need to do my August wrap-up in two parts because I seem to be powering through my reading pile at the moment. Also, is anyone else terrified that we’re already into … More Review | July Wrap Up
…we really don’t know what we’re going to get. I appreciate a good metaphor, simile or analogy more than your average person – I’d be a pretty rubbish English student if I didn’t – but even I am sick of seeing them used to explain Brexit. James Landale, whose BBC article I’m basing this post on, points … More Brexit Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
You’re going to have to bear with the stupid title and image. I’m trying to make light of something that genuinely concerns me and don’t actually think it’s trivial. Humour as a defence mechanism and all that. “Life Expectancy Rises Grinding To A Halt” Most people will have read this headline, maybe taken an interest … More Just Thinking About Death And Stuff
On Wednesday 12 July, Westminster Hall was filled with the usual loud voices of indignant politicians wanting their views to be heard. They weren’t debating a policy or tax cut – they were speaking out about the abuse they received during the General Election campaign. Okay, let’s hold our hands up and say that politicians often … More Breaking News: Politicians Are Human Too